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Cutting-edge Swedenborgianism

Emanuel Swedenborg made the unique discovery that we each have three kinds or levels of blood—the red blood, the middle blood or Animal Spirit, and a higher blood fashioned from the human Soul. He first wrote about these three bloods … Continue reading

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I’m living in the Penthouse of the Tower of Babel

However, I am slowly coming to believe that I am no longer “hot shit.” Thanks to the challenging writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff, I can no longer put up the pretense of being a special or a good … Continue reading

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Why people don’t understand evil

Often we mistakenly judge goodness and evil based on whether an action taken is helpful or hurtful in society. This is flawed thinking because it is natural rather than spiritual. You see, a “bad” person can be helpful to others … Continue reading

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A misunderstood Swedenborgian detail

Those who have studied the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are aware that human beings have an internal (spiritual) reality and an external (natural) reality. However, so much emphasis has been placed on love, good works and usefulness, that an … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff helped me understand Swedenborg better

I was introduced to the ideas of George Gurdjieff and Emanuel Swedenborg on the very same day. This allowed me to gain potent material for weighing and verifying their two systems of spiritual transformation. I have become alarmed that many … Continue reading

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A new kind of funeral service

Frank was attending the funeral service of his longtime friend, Fred, who had recently died from complications of the liver. As Frank sat in his folding chair and listened to the various eulogies given by those who knew Fred most … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s inner filth

In 1745 scientist Emanuel Swedenborg was enjoying a sumptuous meal at an English Tavern and contemplating his discovery that Holy Scripture held profound ideas, hidden from the eyes of men. Suddenly he perceived that the room he was sitting in … Continue reading

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It is easy to turn evil into good, but much harder to turn good into good

I am aware that the above heading sounds anti-intuitive. Most people simply do not look deeper than the mere outward expression of goodness. However, the notion that not all good deeds and kind acts are really good is a most … Continue reading

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Worship on steroids!

According to the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg “all worship has as its end that man may be purified from evils and falsities” (Arcana Coelestia n 10022). Without the removal of these character flaws, the Lord God’s goodness and wisdom cannot … Continue reading

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What really is “salvation by faith alone?”

Many followers of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg believe that he changed the focus of spiritual transformation in Christianity from “faith” to “good works.” In other words, salvation does not consist of mere belief and acknowledgement of the Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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